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Discussion in 'Books / Publications Forum' started by NaasPreacher (C4K), Sep 5, 2005.
Has there been a discussion of the book?
I searched for some, and found a couple threads, but they were short. Another thread shouldn't hurt anything. I recently finished reading this book, and enjoyed it even though I obviously disagreed with the underlying premise.
Been a few pages worth, for sure!!
Just found it on sale and am staring my first time through.
Just remember that the guy who wrote it is now doing a non-fiction book and had a non-fiction out before; both claiming that his theories are all true. Yes, that particular book is fiction, but according to the author, only the "action" part is fiction--the history and theory--he claims is REAL.
I'm only about 100 pages into it. So far it reads like a fast paced thriller.
It's been a while since I read it. Aside from whether Brown's historical claims are true and it is surely heresy to claim that it is, it is at least a fascinating story, as was Angels and Demons.
It's been a while since I read it too. I thought it was a great read. Totally bogus of course, but a great read. I wouldn't put it in the church library
It's a decent little bit of fiction. It does seem that Brown hopes to tap into that sense of Indiana Jones adventure, with lots of action and wild plot twists and a quasi-Biblically based backstory. It does that to a certain degree, but the attacks on the history of the Christian faith do the story more harm than good. I found that Brown's pagan-based "history" of Christianity often pulled me right out of the story just as I was really getting into it.
I knew there were some pages out there!
I have avoided reading it for a long time, but feel like an idiot. Living in a Catholic/secular socity and everyone knowing I am not Catholic/secular but "religious" I am asked over and over what I think about it.
I am getting close to the end. I think those lost who read it will be greatly influenced by his "theories." Too many people can not distinguish between myth and reality.
There is much in it to appeal to the liberal, anti-God mindset.
That's true of the saved as well, as per the "Left Behind" series. One's salvific state doesn't seem to make a difference there.
I have no problem with religious-themed fiction, and don't see it as automatically being something that Christians must avoid. Although, I admittedly don't have an interest in religious fiction as a genre (a personal view solidified after trudging through the poorly written "Left Behind" series). As long as people who read a fictional work knowing it's a fictional work, there's no issue here.
I probably won't read it. If someone wants to, great. If someone doesn't that's fine too. I'm not going to point self-righteous fingers just because I've chosen not to read it. Now, the movie version, that I might want to see (although, again, I found the Left Behind movie to, well, stink).
There has been so much interest here that I felt compelled to read it.
I can see why it has appeal.
I guess you're through reading it by now. Any additional thoughts?
Yeah, thanks for the reminder.
It was a great story, fast passed, etc.
I am bothered by the fact than Browne was unabashed in his presentation of his pagan religion. It has caused consternation amongst people I have talked to for they talk about how the Bible has been "disproven" and such.
That is truly one of the sad results of this book. The guy who told me about it was rather a skeptic himself, and told me that he had heard many Catholics especially turned their backs on the Church and God after reading it.
thats very sad indeed.considering its a fiction.im trading it also and im half way tru.its like reading a michael crithon novel w/c i like.all that da vinci is gay stuff is old news to me and their are other books ive read that has a theme of shooting the bible and Christianity.likr the passover plot.
i have a friend who is into this jean paul satre,aristotle,freindrich,cherry picking religious stuff philosophy and claims he is not biased and open minded but when i offered him a copy of josh mcdowell"more than a carpenter"he decline becoz of blah blah lame excuses.talk about being open minded.he also read the book.he also claims that the book doesnt sink in.lame excuses again
I read Da Vinci Code a while back. Dan Brown is an excellent writer as far as technique is concerned, but obviously pushing an agenda. It seems to me that he is a Mason, or very sympathetic to their ideas.
Dan Brown's views are a lot worse than a Mason's. He pushes a goddes agenda in his book, on top of attacking God's word and Jesus Christ. It's a hideously evil book. I did not enjoy reading it at all because of what was being said and the attacks on the Christian faith, especially using lies to do it.
I don't think Christians are aware of how much influence a book like this has had -- people actually believe some of it because of Brown's statement at the beginning of the book that all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and "secret rituals" in the book are true. I am realling this from memory as my book is in the car (so I can take it to places where I talk and discuss it -- I have notes all over it, and those little flags sticking out from it).
I talked with some missionaries in France recently and they said that this book has had a powerful impact on the country -- people are taking it seriously. They said the book is very big there. When the movie comes out, these missionaries plan to go to the theaters with some tracts using this book as a springboard to present the truth.
When the movie does come out here in the US, Christians should be ready to respond to how people will be affected by it.
I have a page on my website called The Da Vinci Code Responses where I've posted some good articles refuting many of the errors and falsehoods in the book. A lot of books have come out refuting it as well.
Here's my page with the links: